Episode #471

Saint Olaf Choir

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

For nearly a century, the St. Olaf Choir has enthralled audiences around the world with extraordinary musicianship, a poetic acumen for phrasing and text, and its own rich and distinctive sound. Bill McGlaughlin welcomes the celebrated ensemble and its conductor, Anton Armstrong, into the Saint Paul Sunday studio this week for a special Easter program spanning five centuries. We'll hear music of Palestrina, Billings, Gretchaninoff, Copland, and two of the choir's former conductors: founder F. Melius Christiansen and noted living composer Kenneth Jennings.

Program Details

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Sicut cervus
William Billings: Easter Anthem
Alexander Gretchaninoff: Our Father
F. Melius Christiansen: Psalm 50 (mvmts. ii, iii)
Gyorgy Orban: Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Kenneth Jennings: The Lord is the Everlasting God (mvmt. ii)
Aaron Copland: The Promise of Living (from The Tender Land)
arr. Dudley Cohen: Yom Seh Le-Yisrael
arr. Robert Scholz: Children of the Heavenly Father
arr. Moses Hogan: My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord
Keith Hampton: Praise His Holy Name!

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